And it might have been easy to overlook this intriguing outcome from the title of the resulting 2011 paper, "Mechanosynthesis of the metallodrug bismuth subsalicylate
Use of bismuth subsalicylate
for the prevention of Travelers' Diarrhea.
Subjects who met the study entry criteria were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive 14 days of treatment with either bismuth subsalicylate
(Pepto-Bismol, Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH) 2 tablets, metronidazole 250 mg tablet, tetracycline 500 mg tablet (BMT), each administered 4 times daily (at 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 8:00 PM) plus cimetidine 400-mg tablet administered twice daily (at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM) or lansoprazole 30-mg tablet, amoxicillin 1000-mg tablet, and clarithromycin 500-mg tablet (LAC), each administered twice daily at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
In the past, people planning to visit foreign destinations were advised to prevent "traveler's diarrhea" by taking bismuth subsalicylate
has both a protective effect and an antibacterial effect against H.
Take bismuth subsalicylate
to prevent travelers' diarrhea and treat it with over-the-counter drugs like bismuth subsalicylate
037-2014 bismuth subsalicylate
suspension vial of 262 mg / 15 ml bottle 120 ml
should be used for treatment of travellers' diarrhoea in India
, which you probably know as Pepto-Bismol, can also work.
Steroids may be used to reduce bowel inflammation; antidiarrheal drugs such as bismuth subsalicylate
(Pepto-Bismol), diphenoxylate and atropine (Lomotil), and loperamide (Imodium) offer short-term relief.
, such as Pepto-Bismol and Kaopectate, should not be used in pregnancy or lactation.
An alternate quadruple regimen includes bismuth subsalicylate
, tetacycline, metronidazole, and a PPI or a H2-receptor blocker for 2 weeks.
(Pepto Bismol) may decrease the chances of getting TD, but carrying enough in one's luggage may not seem worth the effort.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated that anti-diarrheal brands containing bismuth subsalicylate
could not be labeled for use among children under the age of 12.
Two Bismuth subsalicylate
tablets (the pink stuff) chewed four times a day helps guard against most minor stomach ailments.